All stations of the Baikal-Amur railway (BAM) crossing Eastern Siberia and Russia's Far East, have been connected to an optic-fibrous communication line, Sergey Boyarkin, director general of the Transtelekom-Far East company, said Wednesday in an interview with RIA Novosti. He noted that the state commission had recently put into operation a 1,000-km-long line from the Khani station to Komsomolsk-on-Amur, with a good mark. As a result, the numerous BAM stations, lumber businesses, mines, and other railway customers have been provided with reliable, up-to-date, high speed communication. But what counts most, Boyarkin said, due to digital technologies, the Khabarovsk controllers of the Far Eastern railway would soon be able to control traffic on the BAM as well as the Transsiberian railway. According to Boyarkin, communication engineers were going to lay down a fibrous-optic communication line from Ussuriisk to the Khasan station bordering on North Korea. The Trans-Korean railway to be constructed according to the decision by Russian and North Korean governments, will be provided with the most up-to-date digital communication technologies.
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